Tuesday, April 7, 2009

OPTi Receives Rulings on Summary Judgment Motions in Patent Infringement Action Against Apple Inc.

Palo Alto, CA., April 4, 2009 – OPTi Inc (OTCBB:OPTI) today announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued rulings in the ongoing patent infringement action between OPTi Inc (“OPTi”) and Apple Inc. (“Apple”). The rulings arise from motions filed by both parties and argued before the court on April 2, 2009.
The rulings as issued on April 3, 2009 are:
  • The court granted OPTi’s summary judgment motion that Apple’s accused products infringe the patent at suit and denied Apple’s cross-motion for summary judgment that its products do not infringe the patents-in-suit.
  • The court denied Apple’s motion seeking summary judgment that OPTi was entitled to no pre-suit damages for certain products. The Court ruled that whether OPTi had given Apple proper notification of infringement on those products is a question for the jury to decide.
  • The court granted in part and denied in part Apple’s motion seeking to exclude the opinions of OPTi’s damages expert. The court ruled that the facts in the case do not support application of the entire market value rule, and that OPTi’s expert would be allowed to present to the jury the balance of the opinions that were the subject of Apple’s motion.
The trial of OPTi’s claims against Apple is scheduled to begin on April 17, 2009. On January 16, 2007, the Company announced that it filed a complaint against Apple, in the Eastern District of Texas, for infringement of its U.S. patents covering its “pre-snoop” technology. The patent currently at issue in the lawsuit is U.S. patent No. 6,405,291, entitled “Predictive Snooping of Cache Memory for Master-Initiated Accesses”.